Mthatha: Nelson Mandela Museum and Siyakhana Growth development have felt inspired by President Nelson Mandela’s words on poverty alleviation, where he once said “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life”.
In recognition of poverty and malnutrition in our society, Nelson Mandela Museum and Siyakhana Growth Development have embarked on a “Human Rights Gardens and Eco Tourism to alleviate poverty within the Nelson Mandela Heritage Trail in the area of Qunu. The Human Rights Gardens is a project that will be taking place in three centres that were identified in Qunu, that include Milton Mbekela High School, Qunu Junior Secondary School and Qunu Clinic.
The identified communities will firstly acquire training in agriculture for sustainability of the project. The five-day training will resume on the 05th to the 09th of October 2020 at Milton Mbekela High School in Qunu.
Participants will receive accredited certificates after training. On the last day of the training, the museum and Siyakhana Growth Development will do a formal handing over of gardening tools to the identified sites. This will be followed by issuing of certificates to the participants. The programme will start at 12h30 at Milton Mbekela High School, Qunu.
This project will further pave way for Eco Bee systems which will then complement gardens in order to generate income and contribute to the ecology. The museum and Siyakhana believe this project will encourage learners and community members to consider farming as way of alleviating poverty and revenue generation.
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